I was fortunate to be asked to contribute the large scale paintings & the Set Design for a Song Play which was created by the singer / composer - GISBURG. The piece was performed by Magic Names, as part of the Vital Vox Festival at Issue Project Room.
‘The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Songs’
( For 6 singers, piano, 2 violins, guitar and percussion )
‘The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Songs’ was composed by Gisburg and is cinematographic music theater, inspired by the life, films and death of the German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. R.W.Fassbinder was the “enfant terrible” of the German post WWII time who created his life and his films with complete “political incorrectness“ and yet with a sensitivity toward human interactions and relations, which hadn’t been shown until R.W.F put it on film. After years of self destruction with drugs and overwork, R.W.F died at the age of 37. The Song cycle is about the area of political and sexual revolution of the 60’s – 80’s shown from a Post AIDS point of view and is about the belief that relationships between people are always multi dimensional.